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Registration is currently open and closes when capacity is reached(3,000)


$40 – June12,2017–August 1, 2017

$45 – August 1, 2017–January 31,2018

$50 –February 1st – April 1

$55 - April 2- June 4

Online registration will end on Monday, June 4 @ midnight. Onsite registration will be available, but limited to 500 participants.



Custom shirt(guaranteed if registered before June 1)
Custom race bib
Shawshank Hustle finisher medal
Free admission to The Ohio State Reformatory
Free ride on the Richland Carrousel
Free admission to Mansfield filming sites
Electronic Chip timing
On course and Post-race food
Chance for race awards
Actor meetings and autographs
On site movie viewings


Custom Back Pack

Entry to win one of two pens made from the Shawshank Oak Tree

FREE Professional Photography






2018 Finishers Medal

The Ohio State Reformatory 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield Ohio 44905
Saturday June 9, 2018
8:30am SHARP

Arrive Early! Arrive Early! Arrive Early!


We will NOT be utilizing shuttle bus services in 2018. All parking will be onsite or close by.

Free Parking: Off site Parking will be located in a gravel lot adjacent to the Reformatory, via a short walk to the start line. Parking attendants will provide direction (180 East Longview Ave, Mansfield, Ohio).

Pay parking : ON SITE opens at 5am at Ohio State Reformatory 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield Ohio and will benefit The Ohio State Reformatory Preservation Society.  On-site parking is a mixture of pavement, gravel and grass. There are 350 parking spots available here. On race morning we will post on Facebook once this lot is no longer accepting cars.

Handicapped Parking:All parking for those with handicapped passes will be on site at the Reformatory.100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield Ohio

There is a real working prison North of The Reformatory. Parking along the road, on private property, or in any prison lot will result in your car being towed-immediately.


Packet Pick Up

Thursday 4-6pm(race site)
Friday 12-8pm(race site)
Saturday 5-8am(race site)

If you would like to pick up someone else's packet, please have this form filled out: Alternate Pick up form We will not allow ANYONE to pickup a packet without proper ID or this form with a photocopy of the ID.
Race Schedule

Thursday June 7
4:00-6:00pm Packet Pick up
4:45 Escape From Blood Prison Announcement

Friday June 8
12:00-8:00pm Packet Pick up
11:00am The Prison Marketplace opens/Ohio State Reformatory tours begin
6:30pm Shawshank Redemption actors, production crew and extras discussion
7:30pm The Shawshank Redemption will be shown at The Ohio State Reformatory Central Guard Room
7:00pm Reformatory tours end

Saturday June 9
5:00-8:00am final Packet Pick up
5:00am The Prison Marketplace opens/Ohio State Reformatory tours begin
5:00am Parking Opens
7:30am Warm up yoga
7:30am Registration closes
7:30am Race Corrals open
7:30am Registration closes
8:15am Welcome from Ohio State Reformatory and Mansfield Tourism
8:20am National Anthem
8:25am Final instructions from race director
8:30am Start
10:00am-2pm Post event party at Phoenix Brewing Company, 131 N Diamond St., Mansfield
10:30am Course closes
10:30am Awards ceremony

Filming sites(During the race you will pass)

-The Bissman Building which served as The Portland Daily Bugle and Brewer Hotel
-Carrousel Antiques which was the Pawn Shop window that Red looked through at the compass that would help him find the oak tree
-Brook’s Bench where Brooks sits down on the bench in Central Park to feed the birds, hoping his friend Jake (his pet crow) will show up to say hello, but he never does
-Shawshank State Prison: main filming site of The Shawshank Redemption. You can tour cell blocks, prison yard, iconic front entrance in addition to  Andy’s escape tunnel, The Warden’s office with safe and desk, The Parole Board room and the Brewer Hotel room where “Brooks was here” is carved.

Carrousel Ride

Participants will have the option of riding the Richland Carrousel during the race.

A ticket on your bib number will permit a free ride after the race until 3pm on June 17 for those competitive types.
Course: 7k
The course will take place on closed to traffic city streets from the Reformatory to The Carrousel District in Downtown Mansfield and back.
Roads will be closed to traffic. Please have your spectators, fans, family members aware of road closures.
Time Limit
There is a two hour limit on the course. Course will reopen to traffic at 10:30 am
The course will offer rolling hills in a commercial area and a final Road to Redemption hill back to The Reformatory. All roads are paved. The course crosses railroad tracks.
Aid Stations

There will be four on course water stops. Mile 1, Mile 2, Mile 2.7, Mile 3.6

Timing and Results

We will be utilizing electronic chip timing from Good Times Event Services that will offer live scrolling results via television monitor and internet. You can check for live results


The event is open to runners, walkers and is family friendly
-runners must corral themselves based upon speed
-the courses crosses railroad tracks
-Everyone must have a number and timing chip to be on the course
-No Pets
-Strollers are OK as long as you start in the back
-if you stop at the filming locations please be mindful of other participants continuing to run
-headphones are strongly discouraged
-we will not ship packets, T-shirts or awards
-there are no refunds, transfers or deferrals
-race will be held rain or shine
-we are not responsible for shirt sizes


Custom oak tree pens to top overall male and females, Custom Ball & Chain trophy for 2nd place and  Custom candy tin for 3rd place

Ceramic Steins to top three Male and Female in each of the following age groups:
10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ and Wheelchair


Shawshank Oak Tree Pen Raffle
Every participant will be entered into a drawing. Two winners will receive a custom ink pen made from the Shawshank Oak Tree.
Tour Ticket

Tickets will be redeemable for the entire 2018 season. Additional guest tickets may be purchased for tours on site.

All race day participants will receive a tech T-shirt, custom bib number, custom back pack, on course and post race food, Shawshank Hustle finisher medal , Free admission to The Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield filming sites, Electronic Chip timing, Chance for race awards, Actor meetings and autographs
Costume Contest

Design and wear your best  themed attire or accessory.
The rules:
-You may enter either as an individual or with a group.
-Costume must not interfere with the safety of you or those around you in any way
-You are not required to run the event in your costume
-Decisions of the judges are final!
-Judging will take place at the start/finish line at 8:15 am

Awards will take place at awards ceremony at 10:30 am Awards for top 3
Best Shawshshank themed costume
Best Group
Best Individual

Post Race Activities

Plan to stay for food and fun following the race. A tour of Shawshank Prison, an autograph from an actor and the awards ceremony await

OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY: Phoenix Brewing Company 131 N Diamond St., Mansfield, OH 44902 10am-2pm

Proceeds will benefit the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society
We welcome volunteers for the Shawshank Hustle. Please use this form to register to volunteer: Volunteer Form

New for 2018, race photos will be free!! Smile for the camera, because there will be photographers on course.

Rocketship Sports Company Policies

-We will not ship race packets, T-shirts or awards
-There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals for any reason
-Race will be held rain or shine
-We are not responsible for shirt sizes that do not fit